Karl Marginson

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Karl Marginson
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Personal information
Full name Karl Kevin Marginson[1]
Date of birth (1970-11-11) 11 November 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC United of Manchester (manager)
Youth career
Stockport County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Curzon Ashton
1990–1993 Ashton United 146 (62)
1993–1995 Rotherham United 15 (1)
1995 Macclesfield Town (loan) 7 (1)
1995 Macclesfield Town 14 (1)
1995–1997 Chorley
1996 Ashton United (loan) 6 (3)
1997–1999 Barrow
1999–2000 Stalybridge Celtic 34 (13)
2000 Hyde United 13 (1)
Salford City
2003–2004 Radcliffe Borough 10 (1)
2004–2005 Flixton
2005 Bacup Borough
Teams managed
2005– F.C. United of Manchester
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Karl Kevin Marginson (born 11 November 1970) is an English football manager and former player, who played in the Football League for Rotherham United.[2] He has been the manager of F.C. United of Manchester since 2005.

Playing career[edit]

As a player, Marginson played for the Football League clubs Blackpool, Rotherham United and Macclesfield Town. He also has extensive experience of non-league football in the north-west of England having played for Salford City, Hyde United, Stalybridge Celtic, Barrow, Chorley, Droylsden and Curzon Ashton. He spent the 2004–05 season playing in the North West Counties Football League with First Division Bacup Borough.

In terms of silverware, his most successful period was from 1996–98. In 1995–96 he won the FA Trophy at Wembley with Macclesfield Town. The following year, again with Macclesfield, he went on to win the Conference title and promotion to the football league. In 1997–98 he won the Northern Premier with Barrow AFC, scoring the title clinching goal against nearest rivals Boston Utd.

Management career[edit]

On 22 June 2005, he was appointed as the first ever manager of F.C. United of Manchester after one of their players, Joz Mitten, recommended him to the board and led the team to immediate success by achieving promotion in each of their first three seasons. The club currently play in the National League North, the sixth tier of English football, after gaining promotion in the 2014-15 season by winning the Northern Premier League Premier Division title. In the 2010–11 season, Marginson led them into the FA Cup proper for the first time, where they upset Rochdale to reach the second round. Marginson is regularly celebrated by fans of the club at matches, home and away, due to these achievements.[3] For the first five seasons, he led the club on a semi-professional basis but he has now given up a fruit and vegetable delivery business to go full-time for FC United which includes involvement in the club's community work such as coaching youngsters and other groups.[4]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 30 January 2016
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
F.C. United of Manchester June 2005 Present 376 192 79 105 51.06
  • statistics source from www.soccerbase.com


  1. ^ "Karl Marginson". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Player Profile: Joz Mitten, Match programme, F.C. United of Manchester v Blackpool Mechanics, 10 September 2005, 16
  4. ^ Rebels up in the FA Cup Express.co.uk
  • Match programme, F.C. United of Manchester v Blackpool Mechanics, 10 September 2005
  • Mitten, Andy (September 2005). Sleight, Hugh, ed. "Delivery for Mr Glazer...". FourFourTwo. Teddington: Haymarket Consumer (133): 84–88. ISSN 1355-0276. 

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